Dessert Swap Party (and Cleaning Up a #HappiMess)

#HappiMess is Baking: Dessert Swap Party at www.happyhourprojects.com

Fall and cooler weather inspires BAKING to me, so over the weekend, I hosted a little dessert party with some friends!  We sampled sweets and swapped recipes.  Oh my goodness – it was a great time.  It was fun and delicious and it was wonderful to try some new recipes and see my friends and family.  I set… Continue Reading…

National Coffee Day: Chocolate-Covered Coffee Beans and Starbucks Verismo Brewer Giveaway

Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans at www.happyhourprojects.com #CoffeeBuzz

Guys, I’m so excited that Staples has sponsored TWO fabulous giveaways today to celebrate National Coffee Day! I have a great recipe to share with the hard-core coffeeists out there, and YOU have the chance to win one of two Starbucks Verismo home brewer systems!  First – the recipe.  I’m going to show you today… Continue Reading…

Easy Nice-To-Meet-You Gift Idea with Lindt HELLO Chocolate Bars

Simple Nice-To-Meet-You Gift Idea with Lindt's New HELLO Bars at www.happyhourprojects.com

Thank you Lindt HELLO for sponsoring today’s easy great-to-meet-you gift idea – because it all starts with HELLO! Holy cow, friends.  What. A. Day.  ArtPrize is now officially underway, which means I’ve switched from being excited and counting down the days, to thinking about who might be voting for my art, whether I left enough cards,… Continue Reading…

How To Drill A Hole In Glass: Recycled Bottle-Turned-Lamp

How to Cut Holes In Glass To Make a Recycled Bottle Lamp at www.happyhourprojects.com

So if you haven’t noticed lately, I’m all about the re-purposing lately.  I love it!  I’ve got another repurposed glass bottle project to show you today, and I’m going to show you how easy it is to cut a hole in a glass bottle with a Dremel rotary tool so that you can wire it to become… Continue Reading…

Unwinding with Skinnygirl Low Calorie Popcorn

Skinny Girl Popcorn #SkinnyGirlSnacks #CollectiveBias #shop

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Please tell me it doesn’t make me a bad mom to look forward to bedtime.  Seriously.  I love those kids, but man… I look forward to unwinding from the day with shows with British chefs and a bowl of… Continue Reading…

Share Photos with the #SeahorseApp

Photo Sharing Made Easy with the Seahorse Photo App #SeahorseApp

So I would imagine that a lot of you are experiencing what I am with your extended families… as we lose our matriarchs and patriarchs, people are drifting apart a little.  My family is mostly in Michigan, but we’re all spread out.  I lost touch with my aunts, uncles and cousins for about 10 years… Continue Reading…

Framing Up Fall Fashion With VSP Direct

Glasses Selfie

I’m so thankful that VSP Direct has sponsored this post and set me up with in individual eye care insurance plan!  Since making the leap from working my day job to working from home to spend more time with my kids, insurance has been a touchy subject.  I’ve never been responsible for getting my own… Continue Reading…

Captain America Movie Treat Boxes with M&M’s Movie Mix #HeroesEatMMs

Captain America Movie Treat Boxes at www.happyhourprojects.com #HeroesEatMMs #CollectiveBias #shop

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. I’m a mom of little kids, which means we rarely get to the theater to see a movie.  We always mean to, we want to, we plan to, and then someone gets sick, we can’t find a sitter…… Continue Reading…